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2,000+ Gather for World Congress of Families in Madrid

 

Our President Brian Brown is in Spain speaking at this event!

The World Congress of Families (WCF) will convene Friday through Sunday in Madrid to discuss the importance of traditional marriage to society, just days after President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage.
... The conference, which gathers a network of pro-family organizations, scholars and leaders from more than 60 nations, last met in 2009.

This year’s theme is “Marriage and Family, Future of Society.”

The goal is to demonstrate that marriage between one man and one woman is essential to future family and societal prosperity.

Same-sex marriage was created in Spain in 2005 by former Prime Minister Jose Zapatero.

“What is a wonderful about WCF is that we are going to have people from diverse religious backgrounds,” Mantilla said. “Everyone is united on the fact that we need to promote what we know is true and what people around the world know is true.” -- CitizenLink

10 Comments

  1. JR
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    I wholeheartedly agree that "marriage between one man and one woman is essential to future family and societal prosperity" and wish to see my heterosexual brethren happily married. I also wish to see my homosexual brethren given the chance to happily marry as well. Happiness through marriage is not a zero sum gay where someone loses happiness because someone else obtains happiness. Let's wish happiness for all.

  2. JR
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    zero sum game not gay.

  3. Good News
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    @ JR

    1) Happy to see your heterosexual friends "married".
    And your homosexual friends "cautelaged".
    This will be helpful to growing children to know that their is a difference between the two unions that might interest him in his future wishes and plans.

    2) And what about the kids born into the same-sex union. Do you have any questions about them?

  4. Randy E King
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    JR.

    It is not bigoted to acknowledge differences that we hold to be self evident.

    "If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything." Confucius

    If you truly believed your proclivity was acceptable you would not be demanding it be called what it isn't.

  5. JR
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    People born gay will seek a same sex partner and those born heterosexual will seek an opposite sex partner.

  6. Good News
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    @ JR
    You don't think we can, with all are media, commercial and educational influencial power, influence the 80 to 97 percent who are not born that way to be influenced to try new things and develope new appetites? Don't your think are economic market is going to jump all over those new possibilities?

  7. Little man
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    As long as we keep taking about 'people of faith', we will have opened up the gates to religious liberty infractions. ALL PEOPLE have some sort of 'faith', and many either have, or fake, some sort of morality. All people want the rules of morality, but they don't have an intellectual basis for such morality rules. Therefore, they keep the appearance, look like a nice person, and then take advantage of opportunities. Please don't fall into the Obama trap about 'people of faith'. Even philosophers have faith, called 'premises'. Government is not to support any one 'faith' or 'religion' more than others - all can participate, because all are citizens.

  8. Little man
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    No. Civil marriage is a State matter. Don't bring in analogies. There is a reason for civil marriage, and that reasoning does not apply to same-sex couples. Other form of partnerships can show their public purpose, but self-professed gays want equality of friendship with civil marriage. They can legislate their own category of 'union', if the majority approves their union's Public Purpose. If we can legislate same-sex marriage, as in some States, then it follows we can un-legislate same-sex marriage. Then, same-sex marriage it is not a 'right'. It is a law or act. Which is also what DOMA is (The Defense of Marriage Act). Single moms is what happens without civil marriage, because not all women are religious. Two women boarding together are friendships. Well, single moms also have friends or relatives who help raise the kids. Civil marriage is an institution to avoid children being raised by a single parent. It is not about sexual orientation. It is not about heterosexuals or not heterosexuals. It is about a couple of opposite-sex having or having had the potential to engender children together. That 'nest' is where fetuses are less likely to be aborted, overall. Legislation operates on large numbers, or is not effective. It is perfectly constitutional. Nowhere does the constitution say all citizens must have exactly the same 'rights'. Otherwise, define 'right'. Is it whatever someone who jumps up and down yelling 'i want it, i want it, it is my right!'. Does that make it a right? If so, i'll start jumping up and down, right now, and get more rights.

  9. OvercameSSA
    Posted May 25, 2012 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Good News' response to JR regarding children is an important point. We hear of more and more same-sex couples electing to have one of the partners conceive a child with someone; this is the intentional orphaning of a child: denying a child one of his parents, relegating him as a stranger or even nonentity. This is tragic and it's unbelievable to me that our society permits this not only for heterosexual couples (where at least there is a two-sexed household for the child) but especially for homosexual couples.

    The public should be outraged, but where will they hear about it? Where will they be educated? By GayNN and the other main stream news outlets that are in the tank for homosexuals? In the movies or TV shows that are produced by homosexuals?

    The children, the children, the children. These are our future. Look at the 70% illegitimacy rate in the Black community and witness what happens to boys without Dads; to daughters whose only role models are their spouse-less mothers. Tragic for them, tragic for society. And so-called same-sex "marriage" and it's destruction of the link be tween marriage and procreation propagates the tragedy.

  10. Posted May 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Happiness in marriage IS essential to a thriving marriage, but government doesn't endorse, license, and regulate marriage to guarantee happiness to its citizens. Happiness is a private pursuit. Govt. endorses, licenses, and regulates marriage because govt. is interested in preserving those institutions which organize kinships. Marriage predates our Federal and State govts., and we-the-people invest power in our representatives to protect our institutions--not redefine them. Those who engage in homosexual behavior are already free to enter into marriage, which is a two-sexed public union. If the two-sexed scenario is not to their liking, they are free to form private same-sexed unions, with no need for government licensing and regulation.